GP Practice Pharmacist
MMS® GP Practice Pharmacists
MMS® can provide support to NHS Practices to help meet their goals and targets and to improve patient outcomes. We can provide tailored solutions for NHS Practices and Primary Care Networks (PCNs) to minimise your time commitment and maximise your outcomes within restrained NHS budgets.
We can provide pharmacists on a long term or sessional basis depending on the requirements of the practice. We ensure that clinical grade pharmacists are embedded into the processes of your practice.
MMS® have a range of GP Practice Pharmacist services designed to optimise patient care and improve outcomes. We work with individual GP Practices, GP Federations, Primary Care Networks (PCNs) and CCGs to provide a bespoke service to meet your specific requirements.
The addition of a Clinical Pharmacist has been proven to alleviate the workload of a GP by removing time consuming responsibilities from their list of duties. Furthermore our MMS® pharmacists can support patients to get the most from their medicines, reduce medicines wastage and reduce unplanned hospital admissions.
MMS® has innovatively found ways to work with the NHS to provide risk-share and flexible services that deliver a distinct advantage to compliment medicines management teams. This has proven beneficial in conjunction with our ability to offer sponsored programmes in a range of therapy areas, clinical reviews and software solutions, so there will be no cost implications to your surgery or CCG.
Practice Pharmacists can be directly commissioned from MMS® to work in your Practice or Federation.
The option of outsourcing Pharmacist support is comparable in costs to direct employment but may offer additional advantages.
MMS® offer flexible options to ease the pressures of recruitment, training, and the potentially significant overheads relating to employment contracts & indemnity.
MMS® pharmacists can provide a varied and flexible service to suit the demands of different practice settings, key features include;
Medication Reviews and Clinics
Prescription management and acute ordering
Medicines Reconciliation & Hospital Discharge reviews
Telephone queries and consultation
Managing cost effective prescribing and QIPP
Improve quality of care to improve patient outcomes & admission avoidance
Risk stratification –virtual ward
Benefits that have been consistently demonstrated include;
Improved access & reduced demand on GP consultations
Resolving day-to-day medicine queries
Integration with MDT to consult and treat patients directly
Free up GP time and potentially reduce locum GP fees
Pilots have demonstrated that a Practice Pharmacist can save 1 hour per GP per day, 6 hours of GP time per surgery per day
Case Example: MMS® Practice Pharmacist – outcomes at 6 months
Hospital Discharge Reconciliations
Locum GP Sessions Saved
Example day for an MMS® GP Practice Pharmacist
MMS® 3D Service
Adding value to your Primary Care Network
MMS® can offer a one stop solution to introduce pharmacists into your Primary Care Network. MMS® pharmacists can work in specific GP sites, as well as remotely to provide clinical services to a number of practices in a practical and efficient manner.
PCN Pharmacist Recruitment & Support
Our provision of a MMS® GP Practice Pharmacist is in line with ‘The NHS Long-Term Plan’ and PCN DES specifications, which will invest £4.5bn
to promote and expand multidisciplinary teams and create Primary Care Networks. Under the 10 year plan, PCNs will be supported with 70% of the cost of clinical pharmacists. They will also benefit from a new shared saving scheme to include a reduction in avoidable admissions as a result of pharmacist led prescribing reviews.
Delivering the Deployment & Development of your PCN Pharmacist
Our ‘3D Service’ will assist you with the recruitment and training for new PCN pharmacist positions. We can source, screen and deploy pharmacists into your PCN in an effective and efficient manner. Our specialist insight can ensure that pharmacists are embedded seamlessly to integrate into your primary care network.
If an alternative to the PCN DES model is preferred, clinical pharmacists can be outsourced from MMS® to ensure the highest quality whilst limiting exposure and risks related to employment on costs.
MMS® can provide bespoke models of support to suit your requirements. Please contact MMS® to speak to one of our senior team for further information
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MMS® GP Practice Pharmacist Training Programme
Due to the success of our last event and an increased demand, MMS are pleased to announce that we will be running further GP Practice Pharmacist training events.
MMS® will be introducing a training programme for pharmacists looking to move into a GP Practice setting. We will provide valuable information on key skills that are used in GP Practice and will equip you with the knowledge needed to succeed in practice. This programme will be run by experienced practice pharmacists and will offer you a hands on approach to learning how to work as a practice pharmacist.
The MMS® GP Pharmacist Training Programme will:
– Familiarise new pharmacists with the Primary Care Landscape
– Introduce key aspects of a practice based role
– Highlight the significance of NHS work streams eg. QOF and QIPP
– Expert speakers sharing a range of case studies
– Unique insight and demonstration of GP Practice software
– 6 Hours of certified Continued Professional Development (CPD)
– Options to shadow and network with experienced clinical pharmacists
MMS® is always looking to expand our network of Clinical Pharmacists. We have links with CCGs, GP Practices and GP Federations nationwide and have many opportunities for you to expand and further your role as a Pharmacist.
The MMS® Practice Pharmacist Training Programme has been developed to give pharmacists the skills to be able to work in primary care and become familiar with the NHS Landscape from a local and national perspective. We will provide training on key functions of GP software, which is a nationwide first and will provide further opportunities for you to gain the skills to work in a GP Practice setting.
Please contact us for information regarding our training programme or send us your CV with details of your availability for primary care work and we will be in touch.